Ronald Reagan In Wonderland

Author: Carol Lewis
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983665615
Size: 18,25 MB
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"...In the last two decades we've experienced an onslaught of such twisted logic that if Alice were visiting America, she might think she'd never left Wonderland..." -President Ronald Reagan - September 25, 1982 Ronald Reagan's Adventures in Wonderland answers the question: What experience might the most emblematic figure of classic American values have in present-day America? Reagan in Wonderland is a fan-fiction literary mashup tribute placing 40th US President Ronald Reagan in the place of Alice in Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice in Wonderland; literature's most-legendary whimsy starring the world's most-legendary president. Alice's frustrations in the nonsensical world of Wonderland are a perfect metaphor for Reagan-era values seemingly at odds with our nation's current political expressions, both conservative and liberal. As Alice never seemed to "fit" in Wonderland, nor would it seem President Reagan fit in the seismic chaos of modern-day cultural faultlines. Through Alice's words, however, the late president and Great Communicator is a granted a voice once again. And in this modified rendering, featuring 42 original and Reagan-ized illustrations, The Gipper has a lot to say. Is this book a mere Alice in Wonderland with Ronald Reagan in Alice's place? Nay, friend; it is so much more: Ronald Reagan fans and historians alike will revel at the Reagan trivia and references which trickle down throughout the book. The original British English of Carroll's text has been converted to American English because America is the Undefeated World War Champion (also, for readability). Where Alice's age is referenced, Mr. Reagan here is presented during his presidency. As such, even Vice President Bush makes an appearance! For the ultimate Ronald Reagan fan, collector of Alice in Wonderland ephemera, or anyone who enjoys a thoughtful read, Ronald Reagan's Adventures in Wonderland is a fun mashup that is not only hysterical, but topical. To some, this can read as the tragic ballad of President Reagan's battle with Alzheimer's disease. To others, it's an allegory for the changing landscape of American politics. To all, it's a rally cry: As do Alice - and with this book - now Reagan, journey through and then awaken from Wonderland, so perhaps might we.

Reagan In His Own Hand

Author: Kiron K. Skinner
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743214951
Size: 15,25 MB
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Until Alzheimer's disease wreaked its gradual destruction, Ronald Reagan was an inveterate writer. He wrote not only letters, short fiction, poetry, and sports stories, but speeches, newspaper articles, and radio commentary on public policy issues, both foreign and domestic. Most of Reagan's original writings are pre-presidential. From 1975 to 1979 he gave more than 1,000 daily radio broadcasts, two-thirds of which he wrote himself. They cover every topic imaginable: from labor policy to the nature of communism, from World War II to the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, from the future of Africa and East Asia to that of the United States and the world. They range from highly specific arguments to grand philosophy to personal stories. Even those who knew him best were largely unaware of Reagan's output. George Shultz, as he explains in the Foreword, was surprised when he first saw the manuscripts, but on reflection he really was not surprised at all. Here is definitive proof that Ronald Reagan was far more than a Great Communicator of other people's ideas. He was very much the author of his own ideas, with a single vision that he pursued relentlessly at home and abroad. Reagan, In His Own Hand presents this vision through Reagan's radio writings as well as other writings selected from throughout his life: short stories written in high school and college, a poem from his high school yearbook, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches both before and during the presidency. It offers many surprises, beginning with the fact that Reagan's writings exist in such size and breadth at all. While he was writing batches and batches of radio addresses, Reagan was also traveling the country, collaborating on a newspaper column, giving hundreds of speeches, and planning his 1980 campaign. Yet the wide reading and deep research self-evident here suggest a mind constantly at work. The selections are reproduced with Reagan's own edits, offering a unique window into his thought processes. These writings show that Reagan had carefully considered nearly every issue he would face as president. When he fired the striking air-traffic controllers, many thought that he was simply seizing an unexpected opportunity to strike a blow at organized labor. In fact, as he wrote in the '70s, he was opposed to public-sector unions using strikes. There has been much debate as to whether he deserves credit for the end of the cold war; here, in a 1980 campaign speech draft, he lays out a detailed vision of the grand strategy that he would pursue in order to encourage the Soviet system to collapse of its own weight, completely consistent with the policies of his presidency. Furthermore, in 1984, Reagan drafted comments he would make to Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko at a critical meeting that would eventually lead to history's greatest reductions in armaments. Ronald Reagan's writings will change his reputation even among some of his closest allies and friends. Here, in his own hand, Reagan the thinker is finally fully revealed.

Jesus In Wonderland

Author: Marshall Rockford Goodman
ISBN: 1329882083
Size: 12,40 MB
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Economics In Wonderland

Author: Robert Reich
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1683960602
Size: 18,89 MB
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Anyone who watches the former U.S. Secretary of Labor and The Daily Show and CNBC commentator's videocasts, viewed on his Inequality Media website, has seen Reich's informal lectures on student debt, social security, and gerrymandering, which he accompanies by quickly drawing cartoons to illustrate his major points. Collected here, for the first time, are short essays, edited from his presentations, and Reich's clean-line, confident illustrations, created with a large sketchpad and magic marker. Economics in Wonderland clearly explains the consequences of the disastrous policies of global austerity with humor, insight, passion, and warmth, all of which are on vivid display in words and pictures.

Malice In Wonderland

Author: D. L. Joy
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456724096
Size: 11,93 MB
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When I sat down to write this book, it was not an attempt to create a renowned literary work, nor was it about money or profit. I had become deeply saddened and angered, to the verge of outrage, due to the venal actions of my (elected?) government. This book speaks to the lies, hypocrisy and nefarious activities of this Bush bastard and his "colleagues-in-crime". I have no political affiliation per se. This is not about "Right" or "Left"--in this book I speak to right and wrong! This man (now there's an oxymoron) and his cronies have come to us with God on their lips and blood on their hands. I only have hopes in awakening the sleeping apathetic and complacent.

Alice In Wonderland And The World Trade Center Disaster

Author: David Icke
Editor: David Icke Books
ISBN: 9780953881024
Size: 10,41 MB
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Asserts that the story of the 9/11 disaster is a monumental lie. Original.

America S Failing Economy And The Rise Of Ronald Reagan

Author: Eric R. Crouse
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319705458
Size: 13,24 MB
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This book examines one of the most important economic outcomes in American history—the breakdown of the Keynesian Revolution. Drawing on economic literature, the memoirs of economists and politicians, and the popular press, Eric Crouse examines how economic decline in the 1970s precipitated a political revolution. Keynesian thought flourished through the presidencies of Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, until stagflation devastated American workers and Jimmy Carter’s economic policies faltered, setting the stage for the 1980 presidential campaign. Tracking years of shifting public opinion and colorful debate between free-market and Keynesian economists, this book illuminates a neglected era of American economic history and shows how Ronald Reagan harnessed a vision of small government and personal freedom that transformed the American political landscape.

Monetary Policy In The United States

Author: Richard H. Timberlake
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226803845
Size: 14,48 MB
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In this extensive history of U.S. monetary policy, Richard H. Timberlake chronicles the intellectual, political, and economic developments that prompted the use of central banking institutions to regulate the monetary systems. After describing the constitutional principles that the Founding Fathers laid down to prevent state and federal governments from printing money. Timberlake shows how the First and Second Banks of the United States gradually assumed the central banking powers that were originally denied them. Drawing on congressional debates, government documents, and other primary sources, he analyses the origins and constitutionality of the greenbacks and examines the evolution of clearinghouse associations as private lenders of last resort. He completes this history with a study of the legislation that fundamentally changed the power and scope of the Federal Reserve System—the Banking Act of 1935 and the Monetary Control Act of 1980. Writing in nontechnical language, Timberlake demystifies two centuries of monetary policy. He concludes that central banking has been largely a series of politically inspired government-serving actions that have burdened the private economy.

The Precious Princess Of Wonderland

Author: James Prince
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466933232
Size: 11,88 MB
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Hundreds, thousands and possibly millions of people are afraid of the end time, yet the purpose of this one is to delliver the children of God from the murderous hands of the beast. If these millions are scared it is just because they don't know God and they ignored the truth, the word of God. By reading this book, they will find many answers to their questions, besides finding out how, why and when it will happen. Many like Jesus and Louis Riel died trying to iinstruct people and this is a risk I'm taking too, but I rather die on the good side.

The Cinema Of George A Romero

Author: Tony Williams
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850751
Size: 18,18 MB
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In this comprehensive portrait of horror's definitive director, Tony Williams ties George A. Romero's films to the development of literary naturalism and American culture, expanding the artist's creative footprint beyond his mastery of the "splatter movie" genre. Williams locates Romero's influences in the work of Emile Zola, the Entertainment Comics of the 1950s, and the novels of Stephen King, revealing the interdisciplinary depth of his seminal films Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), and The Dark Half (1992). For this second edition, Williams reads Romero's Bruiser (2000) against his more recent Land of the Dead (2005) and takes a fresh look at Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009), two overlooked films that feature Romero's greatest achievements yet.